Value of 338 lapua improved custom rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by brandem, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. brandem

    brandem Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    I have a question on the value of a set of custom rifles built by Bill Eck of Oregon. The original owner wants to sell and each rifle cost 5000.00 to build and I want to come up with a realistic offer. Does anyone have any idea what these are worth?
  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Doubt they cost $5000 to build. Might have sold for $5000 though:D

    Without knowing the components I do not see how anyone can give any estimate. Actions vary in price from $500 savage to $1500 BAT etc etc

    How many rounds downrange?

    Do custom dies, brass etc come with it?

    Are we talking a $500 stock or custom $1200 Russo

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    You need to provide specs on the builds, round count, proven accuracy, what else comes with it - brass, dies etc.
  4. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2012
    For 5000, that should include a nice scope as well....
  5. Rockfish Dave

    Rockfish Dave Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Since I recently priced all this out for a project I am doing, I'd say that it is around 1,000 over priced for a new rifle.

    Then discount it more to account for the round count and you are in the mid-$3,000 range.

    My assumption is based off of my build:

    Defiance Deviant Action: Seekins cut out, Heavy Tang, Plunger Extractor
    Manners TF-1, Mini Chassis for CIP Mag, 6 QR Sling mounts
    Huber Trigger
    Bartlien Barrel: Gain Twist, 8 Flutes, Stainless Steel
    Gun Smithing: Chamber Rifle and Tread and install muzzle brake
    Custom Dies from Whidden Gun Works
    PTG Carbide Reamer with go/no-go gauges

    I list all this so you can compare apples to apples. You will find that none of that is cheap as spec'd. In fact that is quite a bit more with all the upgrades and I don't even get to the $5,000 mark by a long shot!

    In fact I'd say +/- a few hundred from the $3,000 mark would be a good deal.